Police were looking for three young men involved in a shooting early Tuesday in Brooklyn that killed one man and left two others, including a 13-year-old girl, wounded, officials said.
NYPD investigators said the three men were seen trying to break into vehicles parked near the intersection of Knickerbocker Avenue and Grattan Street in East Williamsburg about 7:52 a.m. When workers from a nearby auto shop confronted them, a dispute erupted, shots were fired and the three men fled the scene.
After police arrived they found a 53-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive from a gunshot wound to the upper torso, police said. Michael Matusiak was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS staff.
The other two victims were a 57-year-old man who was shot in the right torso and right ear and the 13-year-old girl who was shot in the hip, police said. Both were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center and were listed in stable condition late Tuesday.
Spent shell casings were found in front of 84 Knickerbocker Ave., an NYPD spokesman said.
Police said they didn't find any video capturing the actual shooting but detectives were searching the vicinity for images from nearby surveillance cameras that may have recorded the three men, all in their 20s, as they fled the scene.